My plan is to load Ubuntu Jaunty and XBMC (w/ Aeon) on it. All I would really need is the ability to smoothly play MPEG AVIs (I have a couple of 720p MKVs, but they don't really matter), play DVDs, and play some emulated games (SNES/Genesis/etc).
I love this barebones:
Throw in a cheap processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6819116039
Maybe 1GB of RAM, an 80GB HDD (all my media is stored on external HDDs), and a wireless card?
The main doubts I have are:
- Is a 1.8GHz single-core processor enough?
- Is the onboard graphics card for that Shuttle good enough? I would use the DVI --> HDMI connection.
If not, what processor/graphics card would I need? I'd like to stick with hardware on their "approved" list, if possible: http://global.shuttle.com/support_list03.jsp?PI=646
If anyone can provide any insight or anything that you would have doubts on, it would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks a ton!